Nanotech Security Corp. (TSXV: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF) ("Nanotech" or the "Company"), a leader in the development of secure and memorable nano-optic security features used in the government and banknote and brand protection markets, announces it is a finalist for the International Association of Currency Affairs ("IACA") 2020 Excellence in Currency Technical Awards, in the category of 'Best New Currency Innovation'.
The nomination recognizes Nanotech's recent advances in its KolourOptik® technology platform, specifically its innovative process of using hybrid micro and nanostructures for creating optically variable banknote security features. Nanotech has invested more than ten years and over $20 million to develop this revolutionary, patented nanotechnology platform that is exclusive to the government documents and banknote industry. KolourOptik originations are developed in a Class 100 cleanroom environment using sophisticated electron beam lithography and proprietary nano-fabrication techniques. At less than 5 microns thick, KolourOptik products seamlessly integrate into banknotes and other government documents without the need for specialized equipment or processes.
KolourOptik advantages include:
Full customization - motion, 3D-depth, colour
Multi-colour palette - no holographic rainbowing
Always on - easy to authenticate
Movement - omni-directional and full parallax
3D-Depth - three dimensional and floating effects
Ultra-High Resolution - 127,000 dpi resolution; 6,350 ppi resolution
IP protection - 35 patents issued, 24 patents pending
Other advantages over other banknote security technologies, such as lens-based optics, include compatibility with magnetics, the ability to combine multiple colours, and the ability to overprint. Nanotech's KolourOptik products include foils, threads, and stripes. To view a sample of the new technology, please click here.
Other finalists contending for the award include the Singapore Bicentennial Commemorative note pre-order process by Monetary Authority of Singapore, KINEGRAM APL® by LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co.KG, and Advanced DLR Analytics by De La Rue.
KolourOptik platform's precise micro-engineered surface patterned with interwoven nano-scale structures which combine hundreds of 2D perspective images into a full 3D colour display.